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2021 Shorebird Season Update

By Libby Buck | August 11, 2021 | Comments Off on 2021 Shorebird Season Update

From the 2021 preliminary data for Nantucket which includes Tuckernuck and Muskeget Islands, there was a total of 73 breeding pairs of Piping Plovers. In 2020, we counted a total…

NCF Annual Meeting Featuring Northern long-eared bat Research – Thursday August 5th at 5pm

By Danielle O'Dell | July 29, 2021 | Comments Off on NCF Annual Meeting Featuring Northern long-eared bat Research – Thursday August 5th at 5pm

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation will be hosting its 57th Annual Meeting of Membership on Thursday, August 5th at 5 pm at the Nantucket Hotel on Easton Street. We are pleased…

The Science of Pond Management

By Karen C. Beattie | July 19, 2021 | Comments Off on The Science of Pond Management

It’s mid-July on Nantucket, and a number of harmful algae blooms (or HABs) have already been documented within the island’s freshwater ponds. In past years, this phenomenon has occurred later…

A Safe & Fun 4th of July on Coatue

By Neil Foley | July 1, 2021 | Comments Off on A Safe & Fun 4th of July on Coatue

Here’s your friendly annual reminder before the 4th of July this weekend. The weather doesn’t look superb, but our threatened shorebirds on Coatue are still in need of protection, space,…

Nantucket Grasses in the Limelight

By Kelly A. Omand | June 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Nantucket Grasses in the Limelight

With wildflowers distracting the eye with bursts of bright color, it’s often easy to overlook some of the island’s most common plants, grasses, many of which are blooming right now.…

Meet Our 2021 Coatue Ranger

By Neil Foley | June 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Meet Our 2021 Coatue Ranger

By Bret “Malibu” Tetreault If two truths and a lie were a tournament sport I would be the undeniable best. It’s usually an easier task for me to name the…

Meet our 2021 Seasonal Field Assistants!

By Jen Karberg | June 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Meet our 2021 Seasonal Field Assistants!

Each field season (~May-October), the Science and Stewardship Department of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation welcomes seasonal field assistants to help us do all manner of ecological field work. Our field…

Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative’s Science Showcase Event – June 7-13, 2021

By Danielle O'Dell | June 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative’s Science Showcase Event – June 7-13, 2021

We are happy to share that the Science and Stewardship team at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation will be participating in a very exciting collaborative event next week as part of…

Finding Horseshoe Crabs on the Beach? Here’s how to help!

By Jen Karberg | May 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Finding Horseshoe Crabs on the Beach? Here’s how to help!

Its spring on Nantucket and as we return to the island’s beaches, there are many treasures to find! This year, the really low tides around our full and new moons,…

Protecting Nantucket’s Rare Species: What, How and Why?

By Karen C. Beattie | May 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Protecting Nantucket’s Rare Species: What, How and Why?

Nantucket is home to a remarkably high number of rare and endangered species. These plants and animals occur here for many of the same reasons that people find Nantucket so…